FOR HOUSING OR FOOD ASSISTANCE:
Housing Crisis Center
114 North River
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Housing Crisis Center
Wed.: Noon - 5pm & Thu. 9am-5pm Food Pantry Walk-In Hours:
Tues.: 10 am - 6:30 pm
"It’s rewarding to see the kids get what they need."
Elder Peay, Volunteer
SOS Community Services operates three types of supportive housing for families with children: Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Rehousing. All of our housing programs include in-home support services to assist families in becoming self-sufficient. These services include intensive case management, children's services and employment supports.
Shelter: SOS provides temporary shelter for families up to three months. We shelter approximately 60 families each year, including 100 children. We move families with children from the chaos of homelessness directly into a home and offer caring, intensive supportive services to help families become stable. To access shelter, please call the Housing Access for Washtenaw County at (734) 961-1999.
Transitional Housing: SOS offers transitional housing for up to two years. We house approximately 16 families at one time who are selected from family shelters throughout Washtenaw County.
Our program is unique in that we use a scattered-site model, with each family living in a separate apartment throughout Washtenaw County. Transitional housing units are income-based rent subsidies. The family pays 30 percent of their monthly income for rent, and SOS pays the remaining amount. After the families complete the program, they can remain in their apartments and pay rent on their own. Also, families that live in transitional housing have access to intensive case management, children’s services, and employability supports.
To access transitional housing, please call Housing Access for Washtenaw County at (734) 961-1999.
Rapid Rehousing: Rapid Rehousing is an alternative to traditional options for providing shelter to homeless families. The Rapid Rehousing Program quickly moves homeless families into permanent, affordable housing instead of prolonging a family's experience in temporary shelters. We tailor our supportive services to help them increase their skills in job readiness, parenting and household management.
To access Rapid Rehousing, please call Housing Access for Washtenaw County at (734) 961-1999.